2/9/10

Things I hadn't PLANNED on learning at Blissdom


This a quick recap of “Things I Learned at Blissdom”, because I am busy UNPACKING, SHOVELING massive amounts of snow, and paying some quality attention to my family. (Much to their chagrin.) I’ll had some hilarious details once I manage to wrestle the laptop away from my technology deprived children in about five billion hours.


1. Always count the number of people you promised to room with after conducting a massive search on Twitter. Odds are great that you’ll end up with way more people that you have room for. (Thank God they had cots. And who needed room to move around, anyway?)

2. If you press the “Get it Now” button on the hotel phone TOO many times, they’ll get wise and start ignoring you.

3. Remember to take the colored do-hickies off the garments you purchased at Goodwill. They are a dead giveaway.

4. When flights home are cancelled, United Airlines will only have two people manning their ticket counters and ONE of them will be new. (And because I’m so lucky, guess which one I got? Yeah.) And the harrowing fourteen-hour drive in a rental car with a complete stranger? We'll share more about THAT later.

5. When you are away from home for six days, your family WILL miss you.



And that screaming, barking, hectic craziness of your life? Well, hand me those red sparkly shoes, cause there is NO place like home.


40 comments:

J.R. Reed said...

good call with the Goodwill tags! I will remember that for my upcoming trip with P.S.O.. There was something in your last post that I didn't expect to hear and that was "Aunt Jimmy". I mean, I expected to hear that from Gay Andy, but not from you.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

You make me laugh! I wish I could have been with you all at Blissdom, it sounds like it was a BLAST!

New year, I hope! P.S. Need a roomate??? Ha!!

Thanks for the smile...

mo.stoneskin said...

You deliberately deprive your children of technology? Good work.

3 Men and a Lady said...

Glad you made it home in one piece! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Louise said...

Yes! They miss you! Isn't that wonderful?!

Brian Miller said...

did you really think they would not miss you? smiles.

publicknitting said...

Oh, come on, you know you had a great time.

Snappy Di said...

Waiting with baited breath to hear about the 14 hour drive with the stranger... hmmm, sound's kind of like a Halloween horror movie.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Frau said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound...can't wait to hear all the stories!

SkylersDad said...

I can't wait to hear stories. My life is so boring and I need to live through yours!

Everyday Goddess said...

Sounds like one helluva trip!

So true about the airlines!

Mercy said...

I absolutely love that movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".

Jenny Brown said...

Love the movie "Plaines, Trains, and Automobiles"....absolutely hilarious! Good call on the Goodwill Tags.....nice to know.

You're such a funny lady! I'm glad I found your blog!

The Pipster said...

I was feeling for you with the screaming children tweet from last night. Cheers to being home!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Sounds like quite a few post will generate from the last trip. Hope all is well, Vodka Mom.

w said...

the way you started #3 made me think you were going to talk about necking and cover-all makeup. i'm glad it didn't go there.

Keyona said...

I've got to hear about sharing a rental with a stranger! Glad you made it back, even if you didn't stop by for drinks! ;)

North West London Girl said...

How lovely to know your family WILL miss you xx

Anna See said...

NICE! Can't wait to hear more.

Lori said...

Ha! I was trying something on that i'd gotten yesterday at Goodwill and my daughter says, "oh it's new too because it has a tag." It was the colored tag.

And, yes, they miss me after 6 days. But only because they want a home cooked meal - can you believe it? And I'm a crappy cook. They get desperate.

Steven Anthony said...

omg...you are well funny! ;)

J.J. said...

that is a hoot. Cots rock. Unless you are the lucky guy that gets the one next to the bathroom. :)

New to your blog :)

Sparkless said...

OMG!! We were just talking about that movie and had to see it again so we did. It's so funny.
Can't wait to hear more about your car trip home.

TC said...

Sounds somewhat like my life. Did we anger the gods @ some time?
I'm waiting to hear about the car trip too..

steenky bee said...

Well, from what I hear Blissdom was terrific this year! Did you get to meet HCJ? I would have been totally inappropriate with him. ;)

Suzy said...

Are you saying your co-captain of the car ride was like John Candy and you were the Steve Martin part?

Katy said...

Glad you made it home! So nice to meet you this weekend.

WeaselMomma said...

I can't wait to hear all about it.

Krystal Grant said...

I'm so glad you're back at home with your family. 6 days is waaaayyyy to long to be away. I can't wait to read about the 14 hour drive home with the complete stranger. I'm laughing already.

flutter said...

sounds like you had fun, though :)

Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

Sounds like it was a slumber party for moms!

SweetPeaSurry said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time!!! Can't wait to get the deets!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Details, chica, details.

And while you were having too freaking much fun, I was in the hospital.

I'm glad someone had fun!

love ya heifer.

BLOGitse said...

I agree, there is no place like home!
Own bed, bathroom, kitchen...
Freedom to be.

BLOGitse

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I'm going to NYC for the FIRST time EVER in May, for five glorious, childless days, and I. CANNOT. WAIT. And yes, they will miss me, dammit.

happygal said...

absolutely the funniest post-Blissdom post I have read. Thanks for the laugh. And the reminder about Goodwill.

Mary Anne said...

I did a "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" trip home 3 days before Christmas once. Flying from a business trip in New Orleans to Boston, plane had to land in Baltimore because of weather. I took a shuttle to the Baltimore Amtrack station, took the train overnight to Boston (this included a 2+hour stop in the middle of the night in NYC), got to Boston early morning, took the subway as far north as I could go, got on a bus, took the bus to my town, trudged with my luggage several blocks to my house, had to throw my luggage over the 4 foot snowbank in front of my house and bang on the door until my husband woke up to let me in (he had stayed home from work because of the snow). My boss wanted to know what time I'd be in the office . . .

ANYWAY, it sounds like the rest of your trip was worth it, though!!!!!

Sue said...

Want to hear more details!!!

The Blue Zoo said...

14 hour drive?!?! With a stranger?? Holy Hell. You are a brave woman!!

PS -
Totally loved meeting you at Blissdom! (Even if it was in the little girls room!! LOL)

The Empress said...

VodkaMom, you are so funny!!! Now I have to find the post on the harrowing ride with the stranger.

I love my funny women.

Thank you